Its not stupid at all.
I can coexist quite well with Catholics who think my being gay is a sin; we can do good works together, have lunch, be friends. I can coexist quite well with Seventh Day Adventists who think alcohol is sinful, too. We can all be friends. Heck, I can coexist with people who have a religion I think is patently absurd (I'm looking at you, Mormons), because when it comes down to it -- everyone has beliefs, and things they think are right and wrong. As long as it goes no farther then their skin, we can all be friends.
Tolerance doesn't mean you beat someone until they agree with you, its that you recognize peoples differences and don't try to force them to change. Now, where a minority of Catholics and I part ways and will have problems being friends is at the point where those Catholics try to enshrine their beliefs into law.
It has nothing really to do with my sin being a choice at all (for the record, it obviously isn't), but at the line between beliefs and mandates.
Hate the sin all you like, I don't care. Teach that the sin is against God's given path all you like, I don't care. If that's what you believe, all power to you to believe whatever it is. I'll argue the other side and we'll see who is more convincing. Try to mandate that the State give you special rights that I don't have, there I start caring. Try to argue for violence or discrimination based on your beliefs, there I care a lot.
Not everyone is as tolerant as you. Good for you.
My personal religious belief (humanism) allows me to respect life and the people who are different in all ways. But then the orthodox extremists would deny your right to be as you are. They cannot believe it is biological (its not genetic, in the sense of being passed from generation to generation). I say fuck the intolerant,
In Quebec, where I live, Gays marry and have adopted children. We have secular beliefs that do not allow religious barriers to the well being of a child. And if you are married, adoption is an easier process than if you are single. And yes, if you insulted my wife, mother, or children in public, expect a strong punch. But if you use satire, I may not like it, but I will winch and do ask to not persist further.
There was an old western movie in which it was asked, "Why did you let that guy yell at you with "Hey you old bastard". The response was, "Acceptance depends on the tone". "Je suis Charlie" was not an angry insulting tone.